The consortium of eight councils launched their ECO Stars fleet recognition scheme at the Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent on Wednesday 24 February 2016.
Staffordshire and Stoke scheme members were welcomed to the launch event by Councillor Jacqui Jones, Deputy Leader (Regulatory Services), East Staffordshire Borough Council. They included council fleets from East Staffordshire and Newcastle under Lyme and commercial fleet operators Boots UK, DHL, JD Commercial, Nisa, Sainsbury’s and Stan Robinson. Councillors from participating councils presented the scheme members with certificates recognising their initial star ratings.
Councillor Jacqui Jones, Deputy Leader for Regulatory Services, from East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “ECO Stars is an excellent example of partnership working – working together for the benefit of the community in terms of the environment, as well as helping our local businesses use their fleets as cleanly and efficiently as possible.”
Ann Beddoes, ECO Stars Schemes Manager, from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said, “I am delighted that Staffordshire and Stoke have joined the ECO Stars network and wish them every success in their drive to reduce air pollution.
We hope that Staffordshire’s fleet operators will take full advantage of this opportunity to make a difference to their local environment while at the same time improving their bottom line.”
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